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Dandelion 053 [T-645]

(1) Carnegie Chapter Hall (New York, NY); November 4th, 1961
(2) The Bear (Chicago, IL); April 25, 1963
(3) Leeds Music Demos (New York, NY); January 1962
(4) Freewheelin' Bob Dylan session (New York, NY); November 4, 1962
(5) Bringing It All Back Home session (New York, NY); January 15, 1965

Tracklist: (1) In The Pines, Backwater Blues
(2) Honey Just Allow Me One More Chance, Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues, Bob Dylan's Dream, Ballad Of Hollis Brown, Talking World War III Blues, Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, With God On Our Side
(3) He Was A Friend Of Mine, Man On The Street, Hard Times In New York Town, Poor Boy Blues, Ballad For A Friend, Rambling Gambling Willie, Man On The Street, Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues, Standing On The Highway
(4) Rocks and Gravel
(5) If You Gotta Go Go Now

DEEP: Nine Leeds demos presented in sizzling, best ever quality, sandwiched between a partial Carnegie Chapter Hall performance that *should* have included all the circulating tracks. The Bear recording from Chicago 1963 is in quite good, albeit a bit compressed, quality. The two common outtakes could have been excised in favor of the remaining extant Carnegie tracks. The focus here, though, is on the sparkling quality Leeds demos, presented in far superior sound than previous incarnations. Now, if we could only get the Witmarks in the same quality. A particularly tasteful, B&W 16 page booklet is chock full of vintage early 60's Bob pics that are more than a bit pleasing to the eye.

rmd: Once again, Dandelion has pointlessly edited out Dylan's between-song comments, abridging the Bear tape. (SK)